Ketchum

  • Senior Vice President, Financial & Professional Services

    ID
    2019-10135
    Category
    Corporate
    Location
    US-NY-New York
  • Overview

     

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    We are more than just a public relations and communications agency. We change the game with every campaign we touch for our clients through innovative and out the box ideas we manifest. In a culture which is fast moving, fun and collaborative; we are seeking only those who can inspire others, who are fearless and consider themselves one of the best in the business.

     

    We're looking for a Senior Vice President with deep experience in financial and professional services.  Ideal candidate is someone who understands how to work with complex, large clients and account teams, and how to manage them towards growth. This person will also be able to lead programs that focus on driving the client’s reputation and brand.

     

    About the Job

    • Serve as the senior agency contact to a few accounts; lead and direct all program efforts to client satisfaction; bring a value-added approach to all issues and projects
    • Ability in to provide counsel and guidance around crisis and issues
    • Drive integrated agency partnerships and relationships
    • Grow strong relationships with senior clients, counsel clients, and become a trusted advisor
    • Lead global design and influencer engagement of a large multi-national account
    • Deliver strategic, engaging, and persuasive presentations to effectively articulate ideas to clients, colleagues, and others
    • Work with the senior creative lead to ensure the best work is produced for clients
    • Lead projects from concept/planning to activation. Encourage effective delegation of project deliverables. Ensure projects are completed on time and on budget
    • Manage account financials including accurate budget creation, allocation, and control. Ensure budgets are accurate when presented to clients; manage scope of work to those budgets and the budget tracker to ensure we stay on track
    • Lead the new business process from RFO to onboarding new client
    • Maintain an in-depth knowledge of clients’ business and industry, anticipating and addressing opportunities and issues as they arise  
    • Attract, grow, engage and retain talent. Contribute to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture, where every employee feels a sense of belonging

    Qualifications

    • At least 14+ years of PR or advertising agency experience and/or a combination of in-house public relations / marketing communications experience
    • Proven experience counseling CMO-and CCO-level clients
    • Actively participates in professional and community networks within the PR industry
    • Demonstrated track record in building strong client relationships and delivering programs that exceeded anticipated results
    • Strong communication and presentation skills to effectively articulate ideas to clients, colleagues and others
    • Demonstrated success in converting new business leads into win

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    About Ketchum

    As a global communications consultancy with 90 plus years of experience, Ketchum is a trusted partner who is equal parts creative and analytical. Ketchum is a place where all perspectives and points of view are welcome and encouraged. We are a collection of communications specialists, content creators, creatives, researchers, data analysts, media pros, digital strategists, issues and crisis counselors, and tech nerds. And we love when those worlds collide to create the very best teams and solutions for our clients. We work with the world’s leading brands, emerging start-ups, and everything in between. We are beyond proud to have created some of the most celebrated and award-winning campaigns in our industry. We’re just crazy enough to think we can impact the world – and how it responds to ideas – through communication.

     

    We encourage our employees to be curious, brave, inspiring, and a force for good. Let’s talk. Come belong at Ketchum!

     

    What we offer

    • Robust benefits program 
    • Generous time off policies 
    • Retirement program with company match 
    • Workplace flexibility 
    • Business casual dress code 
    • Workplace and off-site social gatherings 
    • Yoga @ work 
    • Professional learning and development opportunities 
    • Tuition reimbursement 
    • Paid maternity/paternity leave 
    • Transit benefits  

    Interested?  We’ve got an opportunity for you.

     

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